Free Cancer Screenings for Women to Be Offered at Tufts Medical Center

Boston, Oct. 15, 2013, — You may have noticed the pink ribbons on the jerseys of NFL and MLB players lately. October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. College of American Pathologists (CAP) member pathologists, together with a team of health care professionals, donate their time and expertise to deliver same-day screening, results, and connection to follow-up care. Tufts Medical Center will host a See, Test & Treat free cancer screening for women on Oct. 26. See the poster below for registration information.

As part of the See, Test & Treat program, women receive a clinical exam, cervical and breast cancer screening, same day results, and connection to follow-up care in a one-day, single visit model, all at no cost to the women served. Follow-up care may include onsite colposcopy and cervical biopsies, additional mammography views, and breast fine needle aspirations provided by cytopathologists.

See, Test & Treat follows the most current American Cancer Society breast cancer and cervical cancer guidelines.

The See, Test & Treat program

  • Provides inclusive, culturally sensitive education, outreach and care to ethnically diverse, vulnerable patients while they wait for test results often delivered by a pathologist.
  • Seeks to establish a habit of preventive care and to integrate patients into a medical home.
  • Introduces patients to laboratory medicine, bringing the pathologist’s expertise directly to patients in need.
  • Overcomes obstacles to care by also offering interpreters, nutritious meals, medical and health care supplies, community outreach materials, transportation and childcare.

By providing free, same-day testing, results, follow-up care, and education, See, Test & Treat seeks to make a measurable impact on the communities it serves.

Recognizing women as catalysts to change within the family and community, it seeks to influence community health care and lifestyle behaviors for the better.

See, Test, & Treat Grant

CAP member pathologists partnering with hospitals and clinics to host a program may apply for grants up to $25,000 for each program site. Apply for a See, Test & Treat grant to ensure vulnerable patients have access to free cervical and breast cancer screening.

Host a Program

To learn how more about hosting an event, please email the Foundation:[email protected] or call at 800-323-4040 ext. 7931.

Previous Programs

Different organizations host See, Test, and Treat programs throughout the United States. Hundreds of women have been screened since the program’s inception in 2001.

Read about how previous See, Test, and Treat programs have helped various communities in need.

Watch the videos to learn more about these programs in cities throughout the United States.

2013 See, Test, & Treat Program Schedule

CAP Event Member Leaders: Latha Pisharodi, MD, FCAP; Brad Linzie, MD, FCAP; Donna Coffey, MD, FCAP;Barbarajean Magnani, PhD, MD, FCAP; Si Nguyen, MD, FCAP.

Event Dates


September 28

Rhode Island Hospital,
Providence, RI

October 1-3

North Point Health & Wellness Center
Minneapolis, MN

October 5

Montefiore Health System
Bronx, NY

October 19

HOPE Clinic
Houston, TX

October 26

Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

November 2

Nhan Hoa Clinic
Garden Grove, CA